Opioid Dependence Treatment Clinic
Opioid dependency, also known as opioid dependence or opioid use disorder, is a medical condition characterized by a strong physical and psychological dependence on opioids.
Opioids are a class of drugs that include prescription painkillers like Codeine, Oxycodone, Fentanyl and Morphine as well as illegal substances like Heroin. Opioids are known for their pain-relieving properties, but they are highly addictive when taken for an extended period. When someone becomes dependent on opioids, they experience a range of physical and psychological symptoms that can significantly impact their health, well-being, and daily life.
Common signs and symptoms of opioid dependence include, Cravings, Dose tolerance, Loss of Control, Neglect of Responsibilities, Social and Interpersonal Problems, Risky Behaviours, Withdrawal Symptoms such as anxiety, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, muscle pain, and intense cravings.
At My Doctors Clinic Surfers Paradise, we understand the profound impact that opioid dependence can have on individuals and their loved ones. Opioid dependence is a complex medical condition that requires specialized care and a comprehensive approach to treatment. We are committed to providing high-quality opioid dependence treatment that adheres to the Queensland Opioid Treatment Program Guidelines (QOTP). Opioid dependence is a significant public health concern. Our mission is to offer evidence-based, safe, and effective care for individuals struggling with opioid dependence in Gold Coast Queensland, ensuring they receive the highest standard of treatment and support.
Our Approach to Opioid Dependence Treatment:
Comprehensive Assessment: We begin the treatment process with a thorough assessment to understand each patient’s unique needs and circumstances. This assessment helps us develop a tailored treatment plan that addresses both the physical and psychological aspects of opioid dependence.
Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT): Our Medical Centre offers medication-assisted treatment option with Long-acting Opioid, Buprenorphine Depot Injection (Sublocade/Buvidal) under Queensland Opioid Treatment Program (QOTP). This Injection is safe and given just under the skin (subcutaneous) of stomach (abdomen) area once every month. It helps to alleviate cravings and withdrawal symptoms, supporting patients on their path to recovery.
Multidisciplinary Care: We embrace a multidisciplinary approach to opioid dependence treatment, involving Psychiatrist and Psychologist. This collaborative effort allows us to tailor treatment plans to meet the unique needs of each patient.
Supportive Services: We offer a comprehensive array of supportive services, such as case management and peer support, to assist patients in navigating their recovery journey successfully. We are dedicated to helping individuals rebuild their lives and connect them with community resources when needed.
Monitoring and Follow-Up: Our commitment to our patients extends beyond their initial treatment. We provide ongoing monitoring and follow-up appointments to track progress and adjust treatment plans as necessary. We believe in fostering long-term recovery.
Confidentiality and Respect: We maintain strict confidentiality and treat each patient with the utmost respect and compassion. Our goal is to create a stigma-free environment where individuals can seek help without fear of judgment.
Taking the first step towards recovery from opioid dependence is courageous and commendable.
If you or someone you know is seeking opioid dependence treatment, My Doctors Clinic Surfers Paradise is here to assist you.
Our team is ready to provide the guidance and support needed to embark on the journey to recovery. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and take that important first step towards a healthier, opioid-free future.
Call us on 07 5592 2299 to book an appointment.